Michele Capecchi

    Michele Capecchi, a registered lawyer and member of the Florence Bar Association, holds a master of laws in American law and international legal practice from the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He writes on general legal issues for TF and will consider relevant inquiries sent to redazione@theflorentine.net and info@CapecchiLegal.com for upcoming articles. Author of the book 'Legal Advice for Expats in Italy' published by The Florentine Press.

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    New rules for digital nomads in Italy

    The digital nomad visa for Italy is finally available.


    Can you really buy a house in Italy for one euro?

    All that glitters isn't necessarily gold.


    A new visa scheme for digital nomads looks set to make moving to Italy easier

    A new visa scheme has been announced for digital nomads to make it easier for workers to live and work in Italy.


    Digital nomads in Italy: visas and tax incentives for remote workers

    Don’t miss: Digital nomads in Italy: visas and tax incentives for remote workers While the world of travel post-Covid 19 may look a bit different, most countries are beginning to ...


    Move fast: immigration quotas for Italy now open for 2020

    It is now possible for non-Italians to obtain a work visa in Italy during these uncertain times, but you’ll have to move fast.       On October 12, the ...


    Moving your family to Italy

      The following three priorities should be taken into consideration if you are planning on moving to Italy with your family: 1) residency at the local anagrafe, the vital records ...


    Italian citizenship rights for women

    One of the most important principles of acquiring Italian citizenship is based on the nationality of one or both of your parents. Known as “jus sanguinis” (meaning “right of blood” ...


    Citizenship, residency and tax liability

    “I am a U.S. citizen and I plan to move my residency to Italy. I will continue working remotely for my U.S.-based company and will continue paying my taxes in ...


    How to acquire Italian citizenship

    Steps to take, documents you'll need.


    GDPR: What Italian businesses need to know

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. Here is a useful summary for Italian business owners to establish how their businesses will be affected and understand whether their businesses are ready for these new rules.


    Reporting violence against women in Florence

    Far too often during my career, I have met female clients seeking legal separation and protection from their husbands. Even after many years of practice, I am still shocked at ...


    Rotten (food) rights in Italy

    Question: A few days ago I bought some fresh pasta from the chilled section at the supermarket near my house. As soon as I got home I put it in ...


    On ruined holidays

    When summer comes to an end, the number of claims for damages caused by contractual breaches of tour operators and travel agents inevitably soars. All-inclusive travel packages are a service ...


    Opening a business in Italy: the basics

    Can I do business in Italy from the U.S.? Can I sell my products in Italy? Should I set up a company in Italy? What type of company best suits ...


    Legal lines: in case of divorce

    International lawyer Michele Capecchi addresses issues around divorce.


    Italian measures to protect women: what’s in place?

    On International Women’s Day (March 8), people around the world celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. But gender equality is still far from being reached and so many ...


    Remembering Ashley Olsen one year on

    A statement from Avv. Michele Capecchi on the anniversary of the death of Ashley Olsen, brutally murdered in her Oltrarno flat on January 8, 2016.


    On civil unions and de facto couples

    On May 11, 2016, the Italian Parliament approved a law recognizing the civil unions of same-sex partners and specific rights to partners, regardless of their sexuality, who “live as a ...


    How to buy your dream home in Italy

    A little villa in the countryside? An apartment in the city? A charming house in a medieval town? The real estate ads are irresistible. However, your dream of a home ...


    Who owns the hashtags?

    In the March issue of The Florentine, I outlined the key means of protecting your business’s intellectual property (see the article here). Here, I discuss a specific aspect of safeguarding your business’s distinctiveness: using social media to promote your company’s services and image, in


    Protecting your intellectual property

    Disclaimer: The information provided in this article does not constitute legal advice and should not substitute for counsel. The information is based on the opinion of an independent expert and does not claim to be complete or definitive.  A remarkable number of promising students attend Florence’s fashion


    Does Italy really have a new “get-divorced-quick” law?

    In recent days, there have been countless articles in countless Italian newspapers about the "new" divorce law, which supposedly allows a childless married couple to separate by going directly to the registrar who married them, without the need for a lawyer or a judge.   How true is it?  

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